|Duo Francesca Dego-Francesca Leonardi, Italy, 2017|
Tour Dates: 17th August - 28th August, 2017
Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi have been performing together worldwide...
Francesca Dego, violin
Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music.
Francesca Dego (Lecco 1989) has established herself as one of the best young artists on the Italian musical scene. In 2008 she was the first Italian female violinist since 1961 to reach the final of the renowned “Paganini Competition” in Genoa and she won the “Enrico Costa” prize for having been the youngest finalist. Francesca plays a precious Francesco Ruggeri violin (Cremona 1697) and the ex-Ricci Guarneri delGesù (Cremona 1734) courtesy of Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
Francesca Leonardi, From her earliest years she has earned distinction in many national and international competitions, winning 14 first prizes. Her three CDs with Francesca Dego (SiparioDischi 2005 and 2006 and WideClassique 2011) have been highly praised by critics and extracts from their second CD were used in the sound-track of the new film of prize-winning American director Steven Kroschel, “The Beautiful Truth”. She has performed in broadcasts on Radio Popolare, Radio Classica, the Italian Swiss Radio, RAI Radio 3, Vatican Radio and Tv2000. From a very early age she has showed enthusiasm and passion for teaching and now teaches piano at Trinity School in London.
"Francesca Dego addresses the caprices with virtuosic insight, solid technique and absolute elegance, adding dynamic and sonorous nuances: and the listener is totally absorbed."
- Amadeus Magazine